Workshops & Open Sessions


New in 2020 is our Workshop and session building. Workshops are designed for various levels including beginners, first responder and non-competition pipe bands through grades 4 & 5 in the areas of Great Highland Bagpipes, snare and tenor drumming, bagpipe making, Drum Major and highland dancing. Please check back for a schedule as we approach the date of the Games.

Open Sessions

Open sessions are designed for all those attending the games to play music so, grab your whistle, harp, fiddle, guitar, flute or smallpipes and join in the fun! Session times and the organizers will be posted as we approach the games.


5:30 PM-7 PM Understand & Appreciate your Bagpipe
7:15PM -8:15 PM Bagpipe Maintenance
8:30-9:45 PM Open Session-Leader Mitzi Van der Hurst


8:30 AM-9:30 AM Snare Drumming Workshop – Graham Brown
9:45 AM-10:45 AM Tenor Drum Workshop – Andrew Elliott
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Ever want to try to be a Drum Major? Here is your chance! Introduction to Drum Major Alec Brown (Held in Pavilion 17 right next to the workshop building 33)
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Ever want to try to play bagpipes? Here is your chance! Introduction to bagpipes by Andrew Duncan
12:15 PM -1:15 PM Reed Making, Alastair Murray
1:30-3:00 PM Understand & Appreciate your bagpipe by Craig Munro, Wallace Bagpipes
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Piping Workshop For Service & performance bands Andrew Duncan
4:30-5:30 PM Ever wanted to try Highland Dance?? Here is your chance! Introduction to Highland Dance.